The Complex Silence series is extremely proud to bring you a second adventure into the musical world of Tange!
And what an adventure it is. It's not an overstatement to say that this music is simply amazing.
Part 1 is laden with emotion and movement. While ominously dark, it conveys an epic sense of triumph and victory. It's comparable to the soundtrack to an incredible journey or the grand culmination of a colossal struggle. In fact, it's difficult to describe at all; this is music to experience!
Part 2 takes a much darker and experimental path, subdued at first, but still hinting at the ominous. The track's tension steadily builds into a crescendo of emotion-packed tone washes, icy voices, and deep bass notes.
Complex Silence 7 is the perfect soundtrack for a complex, cinema-of-the-mind adventure through the unknown!
LINER NOTES - by Darrell Burgan
"I first met Gordon Macmillan of Tange some years ago when he came to me interested in hosting a radio show on StillStream.com. Never having experienced his music before, I was quite intrigued when I heard his unique blend of Berlin-inspired ambience. His smooth sounds and tremendous patience really captured my attention every time I listened.
Through the years, as he brought me new releases and as I heard his live “ambient skiddles” on his radio program, I came to see that not only did Gordon have a strong and mature point of view on ambient music, but that he has firmly established and clearly understands his own musical voice. Not only that, but he casually, almost shyly, introduced me to the many musical instruments he employs. Of course, he plays the keyboards beautifully, but I had no clue as to his command of the lap steel guitar, nor did I realize how well he understands music software, creating innovative fusions of generative music and live performance.
Truly, Gordon Macmillan is a consummate ambient artist, someone who understands the entirety of the genre and can create effortless and natural new organic sound worlds literally out of nothing.
Because of the diversity of music that Gordon recently has released, when I first hit the play button on Complex Silence 7, I had few expectations as to what I might hear, other than his usual exceptional quality. I was not disappointed. Complex Silence 7 is simply a remarkable work, a collection that reminds me of some of the first music I heard from Gordon, but translated into something that fits the Complex Silence series formula perfectly. The sounds soothe and calm while still maintaining a intriguing structure and intricacy, music that satisfies both the active and passive listener. Perfect music for contemplation while sipping a nice mug of tea in the easy chair after a long day of work. Flowing, enlightening, renewing ambient music of the highest order, by an artist who I am proud to call an influence, colleague, and friend. Highly, highly recommended."
Composed and recorded by: Gordon Macmillan Liner notes by: Darrell Burgan Mastering and production by: Phillip Wilkerson Release logistics: Thomas Park
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Complex Silence 7 Part 2
Complex Silence 7 Part 1
Thanks to Phillip Wilkerson for the cover design and for curating the Complex Silence series. "The Complex Silence Series welcomes musical contributions from artists wishing to explore these or similar abstract ambient themes. Contact Phillip Wilkerson for more details or drop your sample / demo tracks in his Soundcloud dropbox."-- Phillip Wilkerson. Watch the music video on YouTube for this piece. Please feel free to visit the Complex Silence Website, or follow the Complex Silence Twitter Feed.